Comedian Chris Martin says he will not attend the upcoming U.S. presidential election.
The entertainer tweeted Thursday: “I will not be attending the election on November 8, 2016, as I am boycotting the election.”
“The US has been an active and supportive ally of Israel for many years.
I am an American, and my family is American,” he wrote.
He also retweeted a tweet from Trump’s campaign, in which he called Martin a “total phony” who should not be in the United States.
“I am a Jewish American, not a Jewish Democrat.
I have never voted for or voted for a Democrat, and I don’t support their politics,” he said.”
We must support the American people and reject any attempts to divide us.”
The comedian said he was not sure if he will attend the election because he wants to be able to focus on his acting career.
“I don’t know what I am going to do with the election,” he told The Jerusalem Report.
“I’m hoping to have a very positive impact on the country.”
My family is Jewish, and we have a good relationship, so I think it’s a great opportunity for me to come and say thank you.
“Martin has made headlines for his criticism of Israel, which he claims is a “state of apartheid.
“He was the subject of a viral video last year where he was caught on camera saying that Israel was “not a democracy.
“Martin, whose real name is Christopher Martinson, began his career as a comic, writing for The Daily Show and hosting a late-night talk show.
He became a household name in the U.K. and was recently cast in a Netflix comedy, “Shameless,” which was produced by Mark Wahlberg and stars Zach Galifianakis.
The Jerusalem Report contacted the actor’s reps for comment.